Infection controls and universal precautions protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Ord and receive a straightforward answer.
Dr. Ord and our entire team follow stringent IPC (Infection Prevention & Control) procedures mandated by the Alberta Dental Association and College. These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap and Alcohol based hand sanitizer
- Gloves and face masks
- Disinfection of countertops and other surfaces
- Sterilization of equipment before use
- Single use materials
- Record-keeping and documentation
We clean and sterilize reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. We monitor and record this daily for your safety and health.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel. If you have any questions regarding our infection control, please contact us.